This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

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There are lots of good things for spring at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market!  Stop by White Horse Park every Saturday from 8 am-1 pm. Click here to learn more about the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, including participating vendors.

 

 

 

Vendor News

Flower Farm on Silva 2015Flower Farm on Silva – The spring flower farm will return to the market on April 11 with bouquets of freshly cut daffodils.  This unique Eastern Shore grower produces dozens of daffodil varieties.

Tumbleweed & Eddies – Tails will be wagging on April 25 as Lisa and Jonathan return to market with their all-natural homemade pet treats.  Dogs love the great taste and you’ll love the fact that there are no artificial flavors, unwanted ingredients or fillers.

Susie & Annie’s Creations – This mother and daughter team will be bringing its handmade jewelry to market on April 11.  Stop by for beautiful hemp jewelry with charms and other materials, perfect for Mother’s Day!

 

Special Events

Mixed-Fresh-BerriesOpening Day May 2 – On this day we will welcome back many of our returning vendors and introduce you to the newest members of our family.  Over 50 vendors will be participating in this year’s market.  You can shop for fresh produce from 11 local farms and delicious baked goods from our bakers.  You can also purchase wine from several Maryland wineries, local roasted organic coffee, all-natural pet treats, sweet confections and gourmet foods of all kinds. Seek out the unusual with our bazaar vendors and find unique items with our artisans and craftspeople.

Memorial Day Farmers Market May 23 – Fire up the grill with all of the fixins found at the Memorial Day Weekend Farmers Market.  Early summer produce at its freshest will be stacked high on our farmers’ stands.  A selection of beef, pork, poultry and lamb from Great Expectations Farm or fish from Alaskan Wild Seafood will be ready for the grill.  Grab a freshly baked pound cake to serve with ripe summer berries, or take home a delicious pie.  You’ll find the season’s best at this special market!

Berry Festival June 27 – The Ocean Pines Farmers Market Berry Festival is made for berry lovers, who know it’s summer on Delmarva when the ripest, juiciest berries – perfect for making pies, jams and other treats – start appearing.  Join us to find the freshest Eastern Shore berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.  In addition to fresh berries from our farm vendors, there will be berry-themed foods, crafts and artisan products.

Market News

Ocean Pines Farmers Market Cookbook GiveawayCookbook Winner –  Congratulations to Tom Hruarka of Greenbackville, Virginia.  Mr. Hruarka’s name was drawn as the winner of the Williams-Sonoma Cooking from the Farmers’ Market cookbook at the April 4 market.

Vendor Staffing Opportunities – Several market vendors have staffing opportunities available at the market for the spring and summer season.  If you or someone you know is interested, please stop by the Market Information Booth and leave your contact information.  (The market only provides the contact information to interested vendors.  The Ocean Pines Farmers Market is not involved in the hiring process.)

Market in a Bag – Looking for a green option to bring home your market finds?  Stop by the Market Information Booth and pick up an Ocean Pines Farmers Market logo tote bag.  The bags are convenient and fold up for easy storage when not being used.  You’ll be “green” and stylish while shopping!

Bazaar Vendor Openings – The Bazaar is coming to the Ocean Pines Farmers Market!  This new section will aim to provide shoppers with a variety of unique resale goods and collectible items including jewelry, collectible housewares, antiques, shabby chic furniture, sports memorabilia and more.  For Bazaar vending information, contact Market Manager David Bean at flavordrizzles@gmail.com or 410-251-6383.

Farmers Market Raffle – The Ocean Pines Farmers Market is offering market visitors the chance to win a new bicycle and ride around the market in style with the introduction of its 2015 raffle.  Tickets will be sold at the market through Nov. 21.  Other prizes include $100 in Market Bucks, valid at any Ocean Pines Farmers Market vendor, and an Ocean Pines Farmers Market gift basket with market products and gift certificates valued at $50.  Tickets are $5 each or $20 for six.  The raffle drawing will be held at the 2015 Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 21.  Winners need not be present to win.

Artisan Vendor Call – Artists and crafters, you’re invited to participate as vendors at the 2015 Ocean Pines Farmers Market.  The market is becoming a Saturday morning cultural centerpiece of Maryland’s Eastern Shore community by embracing artisan market vendors.  In addition to the traditional farmers market vendors, shoppers now look for artisans selling jewelry, beading, metalwork, photography, paintings, leather goods, carved wood pieces, textiles and other products.  For artisan vending information, contact Market Manager David Bean at flavordrizzles@gmail.com or 410-251-6383.

Market Music

Bethany J (2)Uke of EarlThe Ocean Pines Farmers Market is seeking musicians to provide background music for our visitors as they shop the market.  Musicians provide casual performances at randomly assigned locations through the market and can open up their cases for tips!  If you are a musician who would like to share your music with others, please contact Market Manager David Bean at 410-251-6383 or flavordrizzles@gmail.com.

  • April 11   1:30 am-1 pm – “Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello
  • April 18   10 am-1 pm – “Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello
  • April 25   10 am-11:30 am – Bethany Jubilee, violinist
  • April 25   11:30 am-1 pm – “Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello

Community Corner Tent

Reservations are now being taken for the Community Corner Tent for 2015.  Civic groups, clubs or non-profit organizations are encouraged to hold a fundraiser, sign up new members or offer a demonstration to market visitors.   For more information about how your organization can be featured, contact Market Manager David Bean at 410-251-6383 or flavordrizzles@gmail.com.

  • April 11  – Town Cats
  • April 18 – Worcester County Humane Society
  • April 25 – Town Cats

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